Once, at a training course at the Beck Institute, Dr. Chugh heard a story told by the trainer regarding Dr. Aaron Beck’s approach with a schizophrenic patient who claimed to be Jesus.
We paraphrase a portion of the encounter below to show how Dr. Beck searched for the core value and motivation that fit with the patient’s preferred future:
Beck: And what’s so cool about being Jesus
Patient: I can help people.
Beck: what would that allow you to do, say tomorrow?
Patient: make sandwiches for the poor
e.g., Not being sad?
e.g., A more instructive goal would be the inverse of (i.e., the lack of) sadness = happiness.
e.g., The goal to navigating out of sadness = to be happy.
Can you reduce Q3 & Q4 items?
Can you increase Q2 activities?
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.• Be totally honest with yourself: do you truly intend on doing this? • What are the odds you’ll escape the natural consequences of procrastinating • How well does it work when you Wait until you feel like doing it? • Are you acting maturely with respect to the task? Here are some strategies to get you rolling so that you have more time left for things that are more fun.
– Robert BenchleyWhat may be done at any time will be done at no time.
– Scottish saying
Every action (force) in nature has an equal and opposite reaction.• Some type to monitoring is helpful. • Monitoring should focus on progress rather than goals. • Trust Newton’s 3rd Law of motion on this journey:
-Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion